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Sunday, 9 September 2012

2nd post today, read all about it ...refurbished ...board book style!

well here , i am with a piece that was ready to blog
 and then life took over..
so here i am almost missing the challenge...
... Simon says read all about it...
so i decided to alter a now unwanted board book from my children...
 
so here she is:

 
 
i started by covering the board book in DIY foil tape,
front and back and edges..
.then adding tags cut to fit the pages inside..

 
 
 
under the front cover i added some cogs and washers..
then covered the covers...
in alcohol inks..
Finally i added chit chat stickers..
wings textured and inked..
and an idea-olgy cog.

 
the inside pages have been prepared and are ready for the off..
and i have started adding to the first two pages..

 
 
i love that this book started life as a treasured board book, once loved  and now left..
awaiting a new lease of life..
 
i had loads of fun and can see me doing this again..soon..
 
 
I am entering this for the following competitions:
 
read all about it @ http://simonsaysstampandshow.blogspot.co.uk/

make sure you see my previous post for the great tag swap i did with the lovely Mel !
 

have a fun and inky day 

20 comments :

  1. This is great Trace. That foil looks really good.

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  2. Trace...fab book, my friend! I love that you repurposed a children's board book and turned it into such a great piece of steampunk art! :) Thanks for sharing your artistic talent with us at Simon Says Stamp and Show's Stamptember Blog Hop Challenge! <3 Candy

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  3. Such a great use for this board book. Loving the metal work and colouring Trace. Hugs, Buttons x

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  4. I bet you know that i love it (:o)

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  5. What a fantastic reinvention of a loved book... and board books - what a good idea!! Fantastic glamorous steampunk (if that's not a contradiction...) - yum!
    Alison x

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  6. Fabulous book alteration Trace. Love the foil cover, the cogs and alcohol inks which create gorgeous effects. AQ great make.
    hugs {brenda} xox

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  7. Wow, that's a fabulous piece of art.

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  8. oMW - what a clever idea - I must have sent hundreds of these books to charity shops - they're perfect! Guess where I'll be looking tomorrow - no not the charity shops - my kids book shelves to see if any remain that I can pinch!!! Hugs Rachel x

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  9. nice re purposement of the board book, not sure if thats even a word ;)
    the alcohole inks look great, I love the effects you can get with them,
    mark xx

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  10. Hi Trace, I love the way you breathed life into an old board book, the steampunk theme is, as ever, with your work, fabulous. I love every detail of it. Crafty hugs, Anne x

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  11. Hi Trace, WOW!! Fabulous work on this little book, your steampunk theme is stunning.. I love all the detail & colours.. Brilliant as always, Hugs May x x x

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  12. Fantastic idea to use an unwanted board book--lots in the charity shop so I will be looking for some.

    Yours id just wonderful. I love the golden outside.

    Best Wishes Chrissie xx

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  13. You did so well altering this book Trace! I love the use of alufoil and alcoholinks! The effect is so great...
    Such a nice creation!

    greetings, Alie :-)

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  14. Gorgeous book! Love the fabulous cover and the cool tag pages on the inside. Thank you so much for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp and Show!

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  15. wow x1000000!!!! Oh that cover, I keep going back and looking more and I think "oh, gotta leave a comment! stop getting distracted!" LOVE this project!! Thank you so much for sharing, and for joining us this week at Simon Says Stamp and Show!!

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  16. So cool!!! I love how you altered this...fantastic and steampunky good!

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  17. What a brilliant way to recycle a book. Nothing is safe in your house!! lol It's gonna get punked! And you make such a fantastic job of doing it Trace. Michelle x

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  18. Great idea love how it turned out

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